Video project hits the streets of Los Angeles in an attempt to answer this central question.
On a hot Sunday afternoon in April armed with two camera crews, CAFAM traveled through the “micro cultures” of Los Angeles to ask 100 people in 9 locations one question, WHO ARE THE FOLK? The result is a short video (2:24 minutes) that documents the voices of Angelenos encountered on the streets of Hollywood, Little Ethiopia, West Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, South Los Angeles, MacArthur Park and Historic Filipinotown. Watch the humorous and thought provoking video here:
The project aims to highlight our shared humanity in a playful format and was inspired by the late great folklorist and educator Alan Dundes who famously proclaimed “Who are the folk? Among others we are!”
The video is a project of the Folk Art Everywhere initiative (launched by the Craft and Folk Art Museum) designed to inspire exploration of the diverse communities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A central premise of the project is that art can serve as a catalyst for cultural understanding and connection. In an increasingly multicultural society, CAFAM believes in the power of art to build common ground. Learn more at www.folkarteverywhere.com
Video production: Stephanie Hubbard and Bee Keeper Productions. www.stephaniehubbard.com
Watch the video and tell us what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK0jQvdRtGI
Then go find some folk art! Round 2 of Folk Art Everywhere is now on view, with art waiting to be discovered! www.folkarteverywhere.com/locations.html.